Founder / Chicago Illinois USA / 2017-


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Founder was created by Floating Museum as part of the larger, multifaceted River Assembly project.  Founder is a 12' yellow-colored styrofoam rendering of Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, the first known non-indigenous settler of Chicago.  The sculpture is situated in DuSable Park at the mouth of the Chicago River and draws inspiration from Chicago artist Erik Blome's bronze bust of Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable located nearby on Michigan Avenue and the north side of the river.   River Assembly was conceived in part to draw attention to the infrastructure, history and aesthetics of the Chicago River and its importance as a Chicago cultural asset.

Founder, 2017, foam, wood, aqua resin, paint, hardware, 12’ x 10’ x 10’